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Northern Ballet’s remarkable story of one of the world’s best-known icons, Cleopatra, is to be staged at Sheffield’s Lyceum Theatre.

Choreographed by Northern Ballet’s artistic director David Nixon OBE, this creation charts Cleopatra’s sensational rise to power, her scandalous romances with the most powerful men in history and her eventual downfall.

Cleopatra; Martha Leebolt,'Wadjet;Kenneth Tindall, 'Julius Caesar; Javier Torres,'Ptolemy; Giuliano Contadini, 'Mark Antony;Tobias Batley, 'Octavia;Hannah Bateman,'Octavian; Hironao Takahashi

Cleopatra; Martha Leebolt,'Wadjet;Kenneth Tindall, 'Julius Caesar; Javier Torres,'Ptolemy; Giuliano Contadini, 'Mark Antony;Tobias Batley, 'Octavia;Hannah Bateman,'Octavian; Hironao Takahashi

A score by celebrated Golden Globe and Academy Award nominated composer Claude-Michel Schönberg (Les Misérables, Miss Saigon) is played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia.

Cleopatra runs at the Lyceum from Tuesday, March 25, to Saturday, March 29. Tickets range from £12 to £37 and can be purchased from Sheffield Theatres’ Box Office on 0114 249 6000, in person and online at sheffieldtheatres.co.uk. A transaction fee of £1.50 (£1.00 online) applies to all bookings made at the box office, excluding cash.